NCAA Requirements


General Timeline for High School Students

11th Grade

  • Send out your first contact letter to college coaches. Be sure to include information about yourself and a copy of your team's schedule. 
  • Ask your high school coach to write letters of recommendation to select college coaches on your behalf.
  • Register for and take the SAT/ACT.
  • Plan unofficial visits to schools this spring and summer.
  • Continue to play your sport at the highest level available, both with your school team and a club team. 
  • Attend camps and showcases to display your talent.
  • KEEP UP THE HARD WORK ACADEMICALLY.

Important Note:
When a student-athlete has completed his/her junior year, college coaches can then make in-person, off-site contact. Athletes interested in DI and DII need to register with the NCAA clearinghouse at this time.

12th Grade

  • Apply to the colleges of your choice, where you will have the best opportunities for academic and athletic success.
  • Continue to play your sport at the highest level available, both with your school team and a club team. 
  • Attend camps and showcases to display your talent.
  • Take advantage of official visits if presented with the opportunity.
  • KEEP UP THE HARD WORK ACADEMICALLY.